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33. Jeffrey Sachs on Sustainable Development

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Professor Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and author of many bestselling books.
In this episode, we talk about

The need to reform the international financial system;
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Professor Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and author of many bestselling books.
In this episode, we talk about

The need to reform the international financial system;
The role of mitigating global catastrophic risk in sustainable development;
The importance of expert advice and political leadership.

You can read much more about the topics we cover in this episode in our accompanying write-up: hearthisidea.com/episodes/sachs. There you'll find links to all the videos and articles Sachs mentions, plus further reading.
If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like some of our other interviews:

Eva Vivalt on evidence-based policy;
Armond Cohen on climate change;
Luke Freeman on Giving What We Can.

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